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before

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of before

  1. so as to precede something in order of time <their arrival was completely expected because a messenger had gone before> Synonyms afore [chiefly dialect], already, antecedently, anteriorly, ahead, beforehand, earlier, formerly, preliminarily, previouslyRelated Words a priori, early, prematurely; first, first off, now; before long, erelong [archaic], presently, shortly, soonNear Antonyms behind, by and by, next, subsequentlyAntonyms after, afterward (or afterwards), later




before

preposition

Synonyms and Antonyms of before

  1. 1 earlier than <since I'm a faster runner, I got there before him> Synonyms afore [chiefly dialect], ahead of, ere, fore (also 'fore) [chiefly dialect], of, previous to, prior to, to Related Words till, until, up to Phrases in advance of Near Antonyms next, next to, since Antonyms after, following

  2. 2 preceding in space <the children always insisted on running before their parents> Synonyms afore [chiefly dialect], ahead of, fore (also 'fore) [chiefly dialect] Related Words against Phrases in advance of, in front of Antonyms after, following





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